OKLAHOMA CITY -- All things considered, you might call it the biggest upset in women's NCAA tournament history. Or at least very high on the list. Louisville, the No. 5 seed, took down defending champion Baylor 82-81 in the Sweet 16 after an other-worldly performance from behind the arc. And after surviving a frantic, riveting Baylor comeback.
The Louisville women shocked the world and, in this case, it is not hyperbole. The Cardinals made 16 of 25 3-point shots. Every coach has been asked how to best defeat Baylor, and all have said the same thing: Hit from the perimeter. Louisville did. Wow, did the Cardinals do that.
There will be no back-to-back NCAA championships for the Lady Bears, the No. 1 overall seed for the second season in a row. There will be no triumphant finish for superstar Brittney Griner, who struggled in her final game for Baylor. Roughed up by Louisville's physical posts, she finished with 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting.